- Guillotine cutting of up to 15 sheets of 20 lb. paper at once
- Table legs detach to use trimmer on a desk or counter
- Protective guard rail safety feature plus blade latch hook to lock blade
- 36" x 30"
- Limited 10-year warranty
- UPC: 034138118405
- Cutting Length: 36" x 30"
- Detailed Color: Maple
- Material: Wood
- Period of Warranty: Limited 10-year
- Sheet Capacity (20 lb paper): 15
- Trimmer Type: Guillotine
Swingline ClassicCut Ingento CL570 36" x 30" Maple Table Trimmer Review
Swingline is a popular name when it comes to guillotine paper cutters and one of the company's best models is the ClassicCut Ingento CL570. Here's what you need to know about this product's strengths and weaknesses.
This is a guillotine paper cutter so you'll be able to cut more sheets at once then you could with a rotary trimmer. The CL570 has a cutting capacity of 15 sheets, so it's good for small and medium-sized jobs.
The CL570 has a 36-inch cutting length so you'll be able to trim larger documents including posters, blueprints, and more. You'll definitely be able to work with standard sized documents that are both 8.5" x 11" (letter-sized) and 8.5" x 14" (legal-sized).
This cutter has a spacious work surface that measures 36" x 30". Having such a large surface will make it much easier to do your cutting. This cutter has legs attached to it as well as a shelf so you have some extra storage space. This table is made out of maple which is a high-quality, durable wood. (It's also beautiful to look at.) If you prefer, you can remove the legs from the table and use the cutter as a desktop device.
The CL570's blade is made out of stainless steel so it won't rust even after years of use. The blade is self-sharpening as well, so it will always be ready and will do a great job.
Safety is definitely a concern when using a guillotine paper cutter. Luckily, this product has adequate safety features including a tension spring that will keep the blade in one position so it won't fly up or come falling down without warning. There is also a latch hook so you can secure the blade in the "down" position. To keep your fingers safe, there's a protective guard rail so you can avoid contact with the blade.
The table has an alignment grid so you can cut your documents in just the right place. Your paper scraps will land on a drop leaf tray so you can gather them up for recycling. (Or you can leave the drop leaf down if you prefer.)
Since this is a Swingline product, you can be confident that it was built to last. The CL570 comes with an excellent 10-year warranty which means they really take pride in their products. (And you'll be able to get your cutter fixed or replaced if necessary.)
While the CL570 has a reasonable cutting capacity, it wouldn't be ideal if you need to quickly cut a lot of paper at once. If that's the case, a stack cutter might be a better option.
This device doesn't have a paper clamp, so you'll need a very steady hand when you cut your paper. If the paper moves around, you'll end up with a botched job.
The Swingline Ingento ClassicCut CL570 definitely has more strengths than weaknesses. This product has enough safety features to ensure safe cutting and you can confident sure the blade will be ready for use all the time. It's also great that you can either use the table or not. While its cutting capacity isn't suitable for large jobs, overall the CL570 definitely warrants a look.
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